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Pick Axe IPA - Tommyknocker Brewery

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Pick Axe IPAPick Axe IPA

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BA SCORE
79
okay

478 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 478
Reviews: 273
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 14.7%
Wants: 3
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tommyknocker Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly called "Pick Axe Pale Ale".

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 12-14-2001)
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bark

Sweden

3.01/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

The colour is amber (20 EBC), the liquid is clear. The two finger head is off-white and compact. It sinks slowly leaving some lacing on the glass. The beer is bottle conditioned.

The smell is hoppy with toffee sweetness. Some onion/cabbage flavours. Chemical bitterness and some orange juice.

The taste is smooth with citric hops and some fruity sweetness: Oranges, mango, lime, pineapple. Mild bitterness, more like an APA than an IPA. Medium to full body. The aftertaste got a passing note of solvents and some harsh hops. Orange juice, lime, green apples and green plums. The finish got some solvents and rough alcohol.

The carbonation is mild to medium strong, the bubbles are long-lived. The liquid is mid-smooth and a bit dry.

Not enough bitterness, and some off-flavours. Well, well...

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2013 19:02:09 | More by bark
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athomasPSU

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -13.5%

11-20-2013 15:08:24 | More by athomasPSU
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Druss157

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +15.3%

11-17-2013 05:00:07 | More by Druss157
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civicm87

New York

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

11-06-2013 02:27:17 | More by civicm87
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

11-03-2013 17:26:13 | More by JAHMUR
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timsoder

Utah

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

10-24-2013 06:20:37 | More by timsoder
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alexanf

Mississippi

2.5/5  rDev -28%

10-20-2013 21:14:14 | More by alexanf
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -13.5%

10-08-2013 12:26:14 | More by twenty5
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Bromine

Florida

3/5  rDev -13.5%

10-04-2013 13:40:27 | More by Bromine
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FrankHammer

Michigan

3/5  rDev -13.5%

10-02-2013 16:08:43 | More by FrankHammer
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Cronkite11

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

10-01-2013 21:32:30 | More by Cronkite11
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kemkempalace

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -28%

09-30-2013 17:01:34 | More by kemkempalace
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BurgeoningBrewhead

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into tulip; lovely IPA color, translucent orange-yellow, with a thin white head that leaves rings of delicate lacing.
Smell is slightly metallic, clean crackery malt, with a dash of hops. Probably a pretty old bottle, not much hop aroma. There are light hints of floral, grassy, and fruity hops.
Taste is about the same; clean malt and faded hops. I don't get much beyond a grassy bitterness, but there are slight hints of citrus rind and fruit.
Mouthfeel is well-carbonated and thin, good for the style.
Overall I'd prefer more hop flavor, but it was probably an old bottle so I'll give it the benefit of the doubt.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2013 03:58:17 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
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EagleTalon

Oklahoma

3.89/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Best by date: Nov 04 2013. Pours to a thin but lasting head and consistent but sparse lacing, Color is a hazy orange-amber. Aroma presents grapefruit, pine, dill, rose and crystal malt. Flavor is definitely hop-forward with 55 IBUs, but with a substantial malt backbone to keep it from being too harsh. Mouthfeel is medium-light and CO2 is moderate and unobtrusive. Overall, a balanced and flavorful AIPA.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 23:19:58 | More by EagleTalon
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rajendra82

Georgia

3.83/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The body was orange amber in color with a slight haze. The carbonation appeared lively, and the head was two fingers thick, and very well retained. The smell was deceptively honey like at first, but then gave way to herbal hops. The taste was very tropical, with Mandarin orange, pineapple, and mango flavors, The bitterness was atypically modest for the style. The finish however provided a good deal of hop based dryness. It was a little thinner than medium bodied. Nicely approachable.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2013 03:52:07 | More by rajendra82
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rxthree

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -13.5%

09-15-2013 18:46:05 | More by rxthree
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tommy5

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

09-13-2013 14:01:40 | More by tommy5
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AlaskanYoung

Arkansas

3/5  rDev -13.5%

09-03-2013 12:21:38 | More by AlaskanYoung
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DenverHopHead

Colorado

3.83/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle purchased at the brewery in Idaho Springs. Dated best by 12/23/13. Poured into a tulip.
Appearance - amber/orange. Carbonation builds an impressive, foamy white head. Leaves a ladder of foamy lace on the glass.
Smell- citrus, grassy, pine, some traces of biscuit and cracker, malt in the nose.
Taste - refreshing, but too light. The nicely blended hop notes in the nose aren't nearly as prominent on the palate.
Feel - doesn't have the bitterness I desire in an IPA. More of a pale ale.
Overall - underrated, if rated solely on the quality of the beer. I'd classify this as a pale ale, however.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2013 18:45:57 | More by DenverHopHead
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blange3

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

09-01-2013 03:31:33 | More by blange3
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enelson

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

08-30-2013 00:04:17 | More by enelson
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UncleAddie

Arizona

4/5  rDev +15.3%

08-29-2013 21:51:10 | More by UncleAddie
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rturkaly

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

08-10-2013 16:40:43 | More by rturkaly
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pinnser

Colorado

3/5  rDev -13.5%

08-04-2013 23:40:51 | More by pinnser
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

07-30-2013 11:02:11 | More by Cynic-ale
Pick Axe IPA from Tommyknocker Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 478 ratings.